Testimonials

"Anita was very welcoming and calm and I immediately felt relaxed and at ease with her from the very first session. She was very empathetic and caring, which is exactly what you need in a therapist. I felt she was very good at what she does and I can't even begin to describe how helpful it has been for me to have therapy with her.

Before therapy I saw every man as a potential threat due to an experience I had thirteen years ago. After processing the event I am no longer disturbed by the memory of the event, feel stronger, and no longer feel scared around most men and am able to see that most men are not a threat to my safety. I feel like part of the old version of me has returned. I haven't felt like this since before the event. I believe Anita is excellent at her job. Thank you so much."

"Are they qualified? Will I be able to open up to them? These are all the questions that were running through my head before I met Anita.

I have suffered with anxiety, I believe now, since I was a child. I have sought help from various therapists over the years. The biggest problem I found with private therapy was the talking. It sounds silly as you would expect to talk in therapy, but what is the point? I found myself talking endlessly with no point and no positive end result.

When I started working with Anita I immediately saw the difference in the way she worked. Anita doesn't just listen, she challenges you to listen - back to yourself, to what you are saying and more importantly why.

The EDMR that she does is so powerful. An amazing technique which has to be felt to be believed. Anita took traumatic memories from me and worked with me until the thought of them made me laugh! Out loud, laughing! It was incredible.

During each session Anita will check in with you on how you are progressing and how many sessions you have had. I found this really helpful as she is making you aware how long you have been working together and with the sense you are working towards an end goal.

Anita sets homework tasks for you most weeks and to benefit most from therapy you should complete them. The tasks are simple however the results are amazing. The homework is based on what you have been discussing during the session and then you go and work on them during the week. I found this the most useful and important part of therapy as it helped to change my thought process.

The CBT therapy that I have received from Anita has changed the way I think in the most positive way. I didn't think this level of change was possible, not for me, but it really works! I managed to reach every one of my therapy goals and I look back at them now and can not even imagine writing them!

The work undertaken with Anita has changed my life and will remain with me forever. I am so grateful to Anita and can not recommend her enough. "

"At the end of my therapy I can truly say that by going through the sessions, I have been helped to look at situations more positively and not be as afraid of situations as I previously was. I have learnt new ways to deal with anxiety and I know that this will help me through life and the things it throws at us."

"Anita was very easy to talk to and always phoned for the appointment when she said she would and was very good at listening. I was happy with the remote telephone therapy as it was good that I did not have to travel as it takes such a long time to travel where I live. It suited me to do it in my home."

"To begin with I was a bit nervous of starting the therapy, but Anita put me at ease right from the start. I found her easy to talk to and although I was not aware of it, she was watching for signs of anxiety etc. Little things like 'your hair is different today'; I was feeling better that day and she picked up on it. The relaxation exercises she gave me helped immensely and she talked me through my fears and anxieties. Little baby steps all the way and now I feel so much better. She never made me feel silly when I spoke of my fears."

"My experience has been very good. I have been guided and helped through the process and this has helped me to work through my problems. Considering my therapy has taken place during lockdown, I am surprised how relaxed and effective it has been. I feel it worked very well. Being at home meant no travelling to or after sessions. Therefore I was able to relax before and after each session. Overall I am pleased and surprised how effective the therapy has been; the end result was exactly what I was hoping for."

"I would like to thank Anita for helping me through my anxiety and depression and giving me the tools to help me manage in the future. Talking about my accident and visualizing my positive memories and spending more time for myself, i.e. going for walks and a finding a hobby to keep my mind active. Using EMDR has helped me cope a lot better and I feel I have a better future."

"My sessions with Anita have been invaluable. She is caring, understanding and totally non-judgemental. There is a huge difference in how I react to situations now I have finished therapy. My family have mentioned the significant change in my ability to manage previously challenging situations. Anita has been genuinely caring, but has challenged my thinking as necessary. I would absolutely recommend her. Thank you so much."

"Thanks Anita for helping me to find answers to my problems by carefully listening and gently challenging me to think in a different way and giving me tools to use and fall back on."

North Cornwall CBT is a lovely place which gives you a feeling of peace and tranquillity...you are treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. Anita is very warm, easy to talk to and always willing to listen to any concerns and questions you may have. The sessions have been very beneficial to help me understand and establish a way to change my way of thinking which has changed my behaviour for the better. As a result, my everyday lifestyle has more positive outcomes, my worries and stress are dealt with before they become a bigger problem. By continuing to practise and enforcing these methods, the changes mean I am getting the best out of my everyday life which is not only beneficial to me, but to those around me too. I would recommend North Cornwall CBT to anyone suffering from anxiety, stress or depression....."

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